Sith Raid Reward Rollback - 4/17/18 [MEGA]

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Kyno
17430 posts Moderator
edited April 18
CG_Carrie wrote:
Hello Holotable Heroes!
I have one last update on the Sith Raid Rewards (for the next month or so, at least, I hope).
We have done some serious thinking about our intention with the original reward change and its rollout, and we've realized the net effect has gone too far to diminish the value of the Sith Raid to players while it is still relatively new, especially to the very top end of the rankings in higher Tiers. We will be revisiting reward changes in May along with Gear XII 5/6 so that we can more effectively balance rewards and progression for the entire player base, but in the meanwhile, we have decided to completely roll back all the changes to the way they were prior to the update on 4/11/18. That means the return of challenge gear (sorry), however, it was the only way we could do it as quickly as possible.
Last week I promised 2-4 pieces of full gear by means of a makegood within the two week window to anyone who completed the Heroic Tier. However, given that we have expedited the fix and are doing it in one week instead, and that there were people in other Tiers affected by the change, we are going to give an even 2 pieces of full gear to everyone who is level 85. Note: Some sub-85 people who completed the Heroic Tier will be granted these rewards through a server fix in a week, it’s just a technical limitation that we can’t provide it at the same time.
This change will take effect after tomorrow’s Content Update, which will be signified as complete by a in-game server restart message. The patch notes will also be posted to the EA Forums shortly before the update goes live. To ensure you get the new rewards, do not close out Phase 4 until that restart has occurred.
Note: We have other things to talk about regarding the damage bug in the raid, and will reach back out when we have an update. Many thanks to everyone helping us debug this issue by providing screenshots and info.
Thanks for your patience and your passion, and as always we’ll see you on the holotables,
-Carrie

<<DEV Post>>
Post edited by CG_Carrie on

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  • This sounds good. Well done, we look forward to this update tomorrow. These Contracts should be interesting, as should the addition of Bossk!
  • Can we have a bunch of crystals too? :^)
  • This sounds good. Well done, we look forward to this update tomorrow. These Contracts should be interesting, as should the addition of Bossk!

    So you think the BH updates are happening tomorrow?
  • Well done devs! Thank you for hearing us.
  • well, it‘s ok!
  • "Level 85 and above"?
  • What damage bug?
  • WarGuy101 wrote: »
    "Level 85 and above"?

    Sounds like that level cap increase may be coming sooner than we think.
  • Huzzah!
  • Anyone who is level 85 gets the 2 pieces of gear regardless of which STR tier has been completed?
  • Kyno
    17430 posts Moderator
    KylarStern wrote: »
    What damage bug?

    I believe this is in reference to the P4 damage inconsistencies that have been seen
  • WarGuy101 wrote: »
    "Level 85 and above"?

    Level cap increase incoming?
  • This sounds good. Well done, we look forward to this update tomorrow. These Contracts should be interesting, as should the addition of Bossk!

    So you think the BH updates are happening tomorrow?

    I think it's probable, as it's a content update. What content would be coming? It's either ships or BH, and they haven't really gone into any detail of what is coming with ships (at least nothing with hard evidence, like they have for BH reworks), so I leave the 50/50 in favor of BH. Remember that we are getting a new Han, and so Bossk has to come out soon in order for people to earn new Han when he comes out near (probably slightly after) the movie release.
  • Great news and decision, thank you one question:
    “...Level 85 and above.”
    So level cap increase incoming within the next week then?
  • THANK YOU
  • Kyno wrote: »
    CG_Carrie wrote:
    Hello Holotable Heroes!
    I have one last update on the Sith Raid Rewards (for the next month or so, at least, I hope).
    We have done some serious thinking about our intention with the original reward change and its rollout, and we've realized the net effect has gone too far to diminish the value of the Sith Raid to players while it is still relatively new, especially to the very top end of the rankings in higher Tiers. We will be revisiting reward changes in May along with Gear XII 5/6 so that we can more effectively balance rewards and progression for the entire player base, but in the meanwhile, we have decided to completely roll back all the changes to the way they were prior to the update on 4/11/18. That means the return of challenge gear (sorry), however, it was the only way we could do it as quickly as possible.
    Last week I promised 2-4 pieces of full gear by means of a makegood within the two week window to anyone who completed the Heroic Tier. However, given that we have expedited the fix and are doing it in one week instead, and that there were people in other Tiers affected by the change, we are going to give an even 2 pieces of full gear to everyone who is level 85 or above. Note: Some sub-85 people who completed the Heroic Tier will be granted these rewards through a server fix in a week, it’s just a technical limitation that we can’t provide it at the same time.
    This change will take effect after tomorrow’s Content Update, which will be signified as complete by a in-game server restart message. The patch notes will also be posted to the EA Forums shortly before the update goes live. To ensure you get the new rewards, do not close out Phase 4 until that restart has occurred.
    Note: We have other things to talk about regarding the damage bug in the raid, and will reach back out when we have an update. Many thanks to everyone helping us debug this issue by providing screenshots and info.
    Thanks for your patience and your passion, and as always we’ll see you on the holotables,
    -Carrie

    <<DEV Post>>


    Thanks team, to be totally honest I think it's commendable that you have gone back on what you had planned following the discussions from the players, it's not an easy thing to admit that a bad decision was made but you have and I applaud you. Now all we need is an update for ships ;-)
  • JPBrunel
    821 posts Member
    edited April 19
    Thank you very much! While not perfect yet, this is the best possible (and quickest) course of action that you could've taken for now; well done! @CG_Carrie
    Post edited by JPBrunel on
  • Hawkeye wrote: »
    Oh awesome the lower tiers go back to the same less than stellar rewards. Oh well. I liked the change for the lower tiers. Great for those who do heroic, but back to the dumping grounds for the rest of us. The lower tiers are not worth the effort for what we got at the beginning.

    The cries of whales and krakens are greater than those of dolphins, minnows, and FTP.
  • I'm so so so glad that we went around this merri-go-round just to arrive exactly where we began.

    Here, for your technical guys, I drew up this schema to help you plot out the next exciting changes to the Sith raid, it's a lot, but please bare with me....
    1) DO take out all challenge gear from raids.
    2) DO NOT do any thing else to the [redacted] raid.
    3) DO change the Carbanti challenge so it provides 5-7 Carbanti's instead of the current 3-5.
    4) DO NOT do any thing else to the [redacted] challenges.

    TL:DR; stop over doing it, already... how many times are we all going to waste a lot of time and pixels over this stuff?
    #AcolyteShootsTwice
  • @CG_Carrie , shouldn’t it be 2 full pieces for each heroic raid completed since the change was implemented?
  • Kyno
    17430 posts Moderator
    Hawkeye wrote: »
    Oh awesome the lower tiers go back to the same less than stellar rewards. Oh well. I liked the change for the lower tiers. There was an incentive to do this raid. This rollback is great for those who do heroic, but back to the dumping grounds for the rest of us. The lower tiers are not worth the effort for what we got at the beginning. Disappointing for those guilds not able to do the heroic tier.

    This is a temporary move so they can roll this out in a better fashion in the future. raid reward changes are going to happen. as it says.
  • Kyno wrote: »
    Hawkeye wrote: »
    Oh awesome the lower tiers go back to the same less than stellar rewards. Oh well. I liked the change for the lower tiers. There was an incentive to do this raid. This rollback is great for those who do heroic, but back to the dumping grounds for the rest of us. The lower tiers are not worth the effort for what we got at the beginning. Disappointing for those guilds not able to do the heroic tier.

    This is a temporary move so they can roll this out in a better fashion in the future. raid reward changes are going to happen. as it says.

    The same could be said about the Heroic reward changes. It didn't stop complaints then and shouldn't be used to dismiss them now.
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